– Playing in Bergamo against Atalanta is always difficult, but we believe until the end. We never give up. We knew Atalanta was going to put a lot of pressure on. They have a great coach and they always know what they are doing. I know this because when I played for Juventus it was always difficult to play against them. But we did our job. We defended well, had a little luck in the end with my goal, but that’s football – said Cristiano Ronaldo, speaking to UEFA.
With five goals in four games in the current edition of the Champions League, the 36-year-old has been compared to NBA legend Michael Jordan by coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (watch below).
We all have roles and responsibilities. And Cristiano Ronaldo is the leader of the group. It is one of the best ever. I’m sure that’s the same feeling the Chicago Bulls had about Michael Jordan. If you have to send the ball to someone at the last minute, it’s for Cristiano – said the Norwegian coach.
With the two goals he scored in the Atlanta match, Ronaldo reached 127 goals in the Manchester United shirt, and left behind Solskjaer, who was a player for the club.
– Okay. I hope he always plays. It’s a winner – the coach stressed.
CR7 and United returned to the field on Saturday for the derby against Manchester City in the Premier League.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates in Atalanta against Manchester United – Photo: Reuters / Alberto Lingria
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